(POLITICO) — A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that a conservative group cannot get State Department records about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server during her tenure as Secretary of State because those documents don’t show evidence of government “malfeasance.”

“The Court … concludes that Judicial Watch has not provided a sufficient basis to believe that the information withheld by the State Department would shed light on any government misconduct,” U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg wrote after privately reviewing the 30 records in dispute.

Details about the government’s internal deliberative process are typically exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, but Judicial Watch said the records were part of an illicit effort to cover up Clinton’s violation of record-keeping laws and policies.

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